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Wimberley Glass Works

6469 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX 78666
512-393-3316
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Ranked #2 of 5 Shopping in San Marcos
Type: Factory Tours, Art Galleries
Owner description: Wimberley Glass Works is the premier custom blown-glass light designer in Texas, ready to craft the perfect art piece for your home or office. The... more » Owner description: Wimberley Glass Works is the premier custom blown-glass light designer in Texas, ready to craft the perfect art piece for your home or office. The glassblowing demonstrations are Wednesday thru Saturday from approximately 10:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. « less
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

On a bus trip yesterday, we stopped at the Wimberley Glass Works in San Marcos to watch first hand the creation of a glass pitcher. I saw creation because he started with the heating of the rod, adding the glass, blowing into the rod to make the "bubble" and watch it grow and be molded into this beautiful pitcher complete... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This attraction in the Texas Hill Country is a little bit off the beaten path, but if you are heading up that way to see the area, it is worthwhile stopping. There is a gallery of fine blown glass and lighting fixtures for sale. The work is done by fine glass artists with many years experience. Many of the items... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If ever you are in the Texas Hill Country and find yourself in Wimberly, the Wimberly Glassworks is an interesting place to visit. The address is San Marcos, but the name of the company is Wimberly, so take your pick as to what city it is in. Here you will find professional glass blowers actually blowing glass and creating masterpieces... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've been to several glass places throughout my travels, but never seem to visit at a time to see an actual demonstration. This place does demos frequently. It was very educational and entertaining. The art is beautiful. Can't wait to come back and being the kids for a longer demo (on Saturdays). Loved the light fixture with the fish swimming... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

These people are really true artists. Its amazing to watch the live Glassblowing Demonstrations. Staff is so friendly, they show each step of glass blowing, answered my questions. After the demonstration we browsed their showroom. So many amazing pieces...felt like we were in a museum. Each pieces were spectacular and also little expensive.

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Acclaimed head gaffer and owner, Tim deJong's work, and his artists' work, is a must see. Just Google his name, and you can quickly see he is kind of a big deal - a big deal who is humble and passionate about educating the public about his craft. Stay for a free demonstration and get any question you've ever had... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We made a stop at the Wimberly Glass works and were treated to the artist making items in his workshop. Lots of work and artistic ability to make these items. These are NOT your dogs, cats, ect that you see glass blowers making. These are elegant light fixtures, vases, jewelry, plates, ect that take a lot of time and talent... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Many flowers, platters, objet d'art but the one that really spoke to me had been sold. Genius glass artist Justin showed me a picture of a rainbow trout he had done with a silver crackled finish that made the piece come to life and swim away. Oh how I wish I could have seen it! This place is not to... More

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Sugar Land, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were staying in the Wimberley area in mid-May, weather was unusually cool for this time of year, great afternoon to sit and view the glass blowers work. They were gearing up for a big show (May 24th). They were making clear glass chandelier shades/globes (?) and they were beautiful. As lovely as some of the colored glass work is,... More

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wimberly Glassworks is a very educational place. The staff teaches each step of glass blowing. They answer questions as they create the piece. However, do not expect to take anything home on a family budget. It is very expensive to purchase the glassworks. Enjoy with your eyes and dream of the next time you get to come again.

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